Druid Arcane urban fantasy novel

Writing a novel is one of the most daunting tasks a writer can attempt. All those words, all those pages, not to mention handling plots and sub-plots, pacing and dialogue, character development and themes—it’s enough to make you lose your hair, and I’m somewhat of an expert on that topic. Yet, finishing a novel is…

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urban fantasy author MD Massey July 2020

Like most of you, my life has become rather monotonous during this pandemic. My daily routine lately has consisted of the following cycle: Wake Day Job Stuff Write Eat Research/Read Write Train/Teach Eat Read/Watch Netflix Sleep No complaints though, it’s a good life. Other than that, here’s what I’m up to this month… What I’m…

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urban fantasy author MD Massey

The following is an interview I recently did for the Metro Atlanta Geeks group on Facebook. It’s a closed group, thus I figured I’d share the interview Q&A here so you can enjoy even more of my self-involved blathering. ~MDM Q: You have a fairly extensive bio on your website. What about writing drew you…

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Hey folks, it’s time for another update from The World Beneath… What I’m Writing I’m halfway through writing the first draft of Druid Arcane. Sadly, a few weeks ago we had a couple of deaths in our family that hit back-to-back, and I found it very hard to write during that time. But, I’ve had…

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a typical insightful book review

I don’t spend a lot of time reading my reviews, but I check them out now and again to see what readers are saying about my work. Many authors avoid reading their reviews, because they (like most humans) tend to focus only on the negative feedback and criticism, and ignore the positive things people say…

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The main character in my urban fantasy series

Let’s Talk About MC’s… Nope, not Adam Yauch (RIP MCA), nor MC Lyte, and certainly not MC Hammer. Today, my friend, we’re talking about main characters—how to create one that appeals to readers, and also avoiding common pitfalls that plague first-time authors. So how do you create a main character that readers will like? That’s…

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